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welcome back here with here's a look at the top stories a russian businessman an arms dealer sentenced to twenty five years behind bars in the u.s. speaks to r.t. as he prepares to be sent to superman security prison holding some of america's most dangerous criminals well that's against the recommendation of his trial judge who asked for medium security confined to. the u.n. security council condemns deadly terrorist attacks near a military intelligence complex in the syrian capital damascus which killed fifty five syria is demanding measures against foreign powers supporting terrorism. and two days after the deadly source of crash rescuers in indonesia are battling to
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reach the scene in every boat mountainous region and dreadful weather conditions are just metres from the disaster zone they say there is no chance any of the forty five on board survived. so the top stories up next as promised moscow out. hello and welcome the sun is shining and it's a beautiful day on this week's program we're taking a look at cultural outlaws around the kremlin with a history dating back centuries the whole area is a walking open at museum in the capital has certainly seen its small truest times over the past few hundred years and from stories to legends go every area and corner here is full of interesting facts and figures there are few cities worldwide
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that resonates with history and culture the way moscow does whether you find yourself and my ring st basil's cathedral or the ancient walls of the kremlin you can spend hours gazing at the various sites here. delve a little deeper away from the typical tourist spots and you'll be amazed at the stories that each building an area of the city has. been. the first of the bolshoi the most but it's keep bridge it's a concrete arch bridge that spans the most river and can expose shadow i think a street with red square immediately east of the kremlin built in one thousand nine hundred seventy the bridge has a total with forty meters eights colleen's and its total length will approach ramps is five hundred and fifty four meters. is pretty extreme or the way on the left of the some of the best views in russia and it's be points are used by all russian and international television channels. looking up and we
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now past the department store goom the building built between eighty nine hundred eighty and ninety three features an interesting combination of elements of russian medieval architecture and a steel framework and gloss roof a similar style to the great nineteenth century train stations of london. today this. hundred forty two metre long building boasts a luxurious shopping arcade although it's not cheap so maybe it's best to stick to cultural excursions instead. passing the reconstructed orthodox cathedral of our lady of khazan at the bottom of red square we passed through the resurrection gates is here next to the tacky tourist stalls and just in front of the iberian chapel but you can find a bronze plaque on the cobbled floor that gets lots of attention from locals and tourists one thing you'll need here is a small coin. ok and here we have it the famous spot so close my eyes make
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a wish for the court. i hope it comes true as the spot from well all distances from moscow all measured apparently it's good luck to throw a coin over your shoulder. so for everything is beautiful. i'm still trying to figure out exactly where things are and where i have to see people have been friendly it doesn't seem to have a really small center like a really big area with being a big crowds. and by beautiful the buildings are amazing is my first day in the city and i already love it moscow is beautiful splendid in grand. proving all angus needmore translates as guest house is a large buildings to couple of minutes walk from the kremlin from the fourteenth century the area was the epicenter of trade in moscow with merchants around the world arriving to the spot the building we see now is a result of a major research ration that took place in the one nine hundred ninety s.
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making it a large business trade and cultural center to host numerous events each month. they stop we take a brief it's the top left hand side of the kremlin for many years the splendid palace of white stone the stands on the concourse ski hill has a maze people and this. considered to be one of the most beautiful buildings in the russian capital the situation of the building is rather unorthodox to this is the main entrance is from a side street and not from the facade which you can see here move ring around the corner take a look at this pretty courtyard this building was erected between seventy eighty four and seven hundred eighty six by the russian nobleman short rapacious often interesting enough it was also used as a meeting place for various charities of the dark of spain most noble and margarita very striking building and materiality it was once moscow's first public library in the nineteenth century and today the palaces current owner is the russian state
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library i wonder what it looks like inside let's find out. moving inside it's almost like going back in time because here is all bright historic and grand. just look at this room wow you can imagine the space being used for large parties instead it was used for bookworms although it looks like a ball when the space was actually used as a library for most of its time. and looking through the window in the second floor here i think this room might have one of the best views in russia. the building is believed to have been designed by famous russian architect of a city bus and of no documented evidence of his involvement with the house exists however as the records of question of projects were lost in a fire at the moscow town planning archives. two books now and let's take a look at one of the libraries here today the right wing of the pasco house houses
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the my scripts the palm and while it's left wing houses the music department and the maps apartments of the russian state library. it's rather strange to hold a book which is hundreds of years old. scripts he is in great condition i wonder what people held it before me. even more interesting is that the depths of the area underneath the past of house is said to be one of the several possible locations of the legendary library of ivan the terrible now that is something i would like to see. moving on and the new measure. as it's known in russian is a contemporary central exhibition hall the venue houses dozens of various displays annually the interest only enough the building was not meant as a cultural venue in the first place in eight hundred eighty eight the structure was
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erected as the first power plant in the center of moscow but it was abandoned shortly to become. vast modern gallery a century later. to our next location now and not all the museums around in the kremlin are dedicated to history and art those who are interested in nature don't need to travel further from the city center as well as moscow's oldest and largest is among school museum is located just a short walk through red square this museum of the moscow state university was founded in seven hundred ninety one and since then gather funds that make it in the first ten of such collections in the world she teaches display represents all kinds of animals that truly inhabit our planet it's easy and comprehensive to walk around the museum as the displays organized in a systematic order so that visitors can explore various species from single celled organisms to began a mess like the one behind my back. don't
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be surprised if you see many students who are walking around the kremlin as the building across the street from the midwest square is home to the faculty of journalism of the moscow state university. the university bears the name of the outstanding scientists of the eighteenth century the north off. known as the old university building the main complex was moved to spring hills area in the middle of the twentieth century and now it's the future journalists who are lucky to study right in the heart of moscow. our final location on the edge square is the moscow aka logical museum. the physical changes between mediƦval moscow to the modern day capital are quite significant in the various models situated in the museum you can see buildings and street plans for the various stages in history all of the main differences is the
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existence of a river which once used to lie along. the top side of the kremlin where moscow was rebuilt after the fire of eighteen twelve the legal and i river was confined to an underground tunnel several years later and the bridge was buried interesting stuff like a visual history book at the museum here you can see if yourselves how the city's changing cityscape came into effect the museum opened in ninety nine to seven i was located seven meters underground on the exact spot where a large archaeological digs took place during the night the ninety's the main space is sensitive around this part reconstruction of the old seventeenth century bridge which you can see here and during the excavations a whole range of other items such as metal coins and household objects were also found many of which you can also see on display here inside the museum. the team involved in the projects foundations of stone buildings from the eighteen month
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centuries they also discovered wooden streets as well as chambers and other structures. allowed to discover traces of the handicraft industry and to reconstruct the life of people who inhabited this district centuries ago. mannish square not many people realize that they are walking on top of the museum but nevertheless venue is popular and there are even more visitors during weekends when we are experienced interactive educational events. whether it is through its beauty or grotesqueness may be up for debate but what can't be denied is that moscow inspires and has done for hundreds of years as a city almost eight hundred seventy years old moscow has many reminders of extra massive past and for visitors and even locals it's quite often the small intricate sights and locations that make up the cultural threat work of the city. yes the
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kremlin might be the powerhouse and provide the fabulous photo opportunities but it's. so the areas around to my mocks which also hold by two stories to the makeup of the city. well you'll sadly be impressed with the long lists of cultural ahmad's around the area of the kremlin about some assault well fortunately that's what it's all we have left on this week's program i'll see you again at the same time next week i will be taking a look i various and stayman spots around here say and tell them from me and the rest the same from a square here about what i. see
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humans in the world this is why you should care only on the algae dot com. the news today violence is once again flared up. these are the images the world has been seeing from the streets of canada. trying to corporations rule the day.
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of russian businessman and arms dealer sentenced to twenty five years behind bars in the u.s. speaks to our team as he prepares to be sent to supermax security prison holding some of america's most dangerous criminals as against the recommendation of his trial judge asked for medium security confinement. the un security council can downs deadly terrorist attacks near a military intelligence complex in the syrian capital damascus which killed fifty five serious demanding measures against foreign powers supporting terrorism. and two days after the deadly so why super crash rescuers in indonesia are battling to reach the sea their remote mountainous region and their dreadful weather conditions but i just metres from the disaster zone they say there is no chance of any of the
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forty five and board survived. all next the latest action from the world sports with paul. hello welcome along with the world of sports here's what we got for you. clay complaints rafael nadal threatens not to return to the madrid masters unless there are changes to the course they say after a surprise three set to face a compadre of fernando verdasco. prized asset in poulter and martin led lead the way to the first round of the players' championship in sawgrass as the world's best back laid out the biggest prize putting golf. checkmate moscow past the chess world championship is reigning champion found a place on challenger. here in the russian capital. but first to control the sea on
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the tennis courts and world number two rafael nadal has threatened not to return to the madrid masters in twelve months time after complaining about the quality of the courts clay court specialist no doubt suffered a surprise third round the fate to compare fernando verdasco going down six three three six seven five the world number nineteen had never beaten his fellow countrymen in thirteen previous meetings to set to continue in the third set with the doll leading five two however just going strong together five consecutive games to take it seven five it was an early supply cook exit. and afterwards he said if things continue as they are there would be one less tournament in his calendar next year the spaniard is one of many players unhappy with the blue clay sang change which was a and i quote back the season. however roger federer eased into the quarter final straight sets win over france and russia six three six to the comfortable
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school on this quest for inspiring a double for a last great friday. now. let's move to the ice where russia still unbeaten at the world championship in sweden and finland this times in a chula dinos men beat denmark three one and briefly in stockholm and guaranteed themselves a playoff spot in the process culture may have gainey medvedev you have going out again and dimitri colleen and secure the winner for the russians is a real tough test for them tonight against co-host sweden the other great big game the czech republic saw flavia by the same scoreline. meanwhile in group a defending champions finland thrashed france seven one while usa today five three when it was better or worse. now the golf season is just beginning here in russia the sport not quite as popular as in other parts of the world but there's a dedicated bunch of people aiming to change all of that. has more from the country's most prestigious course the moscow city club. this club located
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a short ride from the country's kremlin and red square to launch to russia's first it sounds at finding a place on the international golf map twenty five years ago back then only a chosen few could appreciate this game which was recently welcome to the olympic family the history of golf in russia began as any other conference did so it was the private were expansive clubs for the wealthy people but now we are in the moment when i expect that number of go first will grow dramatically in the nearest future quarter of a century own and gold still large there remains beyond reach for everyday amateurs here in moscow the us alone russia where there is one obvious but certain amount of obstacle while the lack of necessary infrastructure which would make goal for the vailable for the masses is hampering the sport's ambitions to stake a claim to the market of the biggest country on earth that sometimes people say ok
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the climate in russia too cold to build their goal failed you see in finland and they were using winter and they play bingo and i'm sure that we just have to change the mind to people to that it's not just. it's have to be sport for people and it's very healthy what i can see more healthy than many not a sports the capitol's inner city golf course pioneered the sport for muscovites it's a private club but opens its doors to the public and the media once a year to stage the opening tournaments that will set the pace for the remainder of a short russian season unfortunately in moscow and if i want season which is maybe short as in the world. you see the weather is nice big golf course is in the buffet is buffet conditional you see the greens define the grass is finally caught so everything is fine so we're having russian professional golfers would be surprised concern. on any of the globe significant tours for now that is however the country
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is making small steps towards wider acceptance into the golfing arena and the russian open which will be held in june is a small testament to that remind concert artsy moscow well meanwhile over on the p.g.a. tour the world's best are competing for the biggest prize party in golf in poulter and martin laird to join leaders of the players' championship or sawgrass after the first round nearly ten million dollars worth of prize money is up for grabs this weekend england's poulter was top of the leaderboard for most of the day after a run of cool birdies around the turn this difficult one shot setting up another on the sixteenth he finished with a seven under sixty five u.s. base got lead finished the day tied with poulter he was the only player not to register a bogey the sixteen and a half foot part for birdie on the second set in the time for his day he carved the eleven birdies in total it wasn't such a good day though for tiger woods who had
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a seventy four and he's tied in one hundred place the former world number one is a real danger of missing the cut at the ninth time in his career by distance score you know hit. you know three decent shots in there and it's got some of the worst lies you know and the best shot i had all day was on three and up at a spot where i really couldn't play from so. it was frustrating that you know i might get shot in bad spots and i was a bad shot and up in the worst parts now in the n.b.a. philadelphia through to the second round of the playoffs the seventy six ers wrapped up their best of seven series against chicago forty in game six philadelphia ran out an hour of seventy nine seventy eight when is one quarter the seventy six is will play boston in the eastern conference semifinals as the celtics were too good for atlanta in their respective series having gone acknowledge twenty eight points in game six which finished eighty three eighty in favor of the celtics while kobe bryant and apparently trying to secure our series victory in their
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encounter with the denver nuggets game six. finally now to check where current world champion. from india is preparing to defend his title against israeli challenger bodies on the twelve march series will be held in moscow but it's the venue that's called a lot of attention as michael reports now it's been a whole twenty seven years since moscow last played host to such a high caliber chess event it's also the first time it's being held in one of the world's largest art museums the city called gallery now organizers hope that with it they will raise just as awareness but also give people a chance to see some of russia's wonderful arts it's in the original twist on an otherwise already classic game what's more it's also being held in a country that's heralded many chess champions including the two famous case and i totally love and get a spot off but this is two eyes that will compete in israel's boris gelfand this is
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india's viswanathan and. they know each other well having played each other many times before. but many of raise the question of whether a man feels intimidated playing a player older than himself in a match of such importance i mean he's olivier minor the order is not really he was being something like that. i would say it's just interesting to play someone completely from a vision. we we start playing each other you know. i mean you playing with him so but when you see the body you just things on the. forest played down the idea that the match up would be akin to the legendary carp of this is a spot of jewels and revealed how he's been preparing the bush that would deal with what i won't be doing is beating any words but with regards to the match i hope it will be a spectacular one of course we all want to perform well but it will all depend on
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how it goes and we'll see a result in three weeks time. the event brought out a handful of prominent figures including former soviet union president mikhail gorbachev called the chairman of the supervisory council of the russian chess federation stressed it was a good thing that the final was being held on neutral ground for the rest just that ration the fact that we are organizing a. world championship match there is no other information that. russia is reading just nation and. a new participant of this particular match even if that. holding the world championship match the independent. place the pen from the citizenship before where's the importance think about the match will last twenty days and end on the thirty first of may by which time of the world will know who the new undisputed chess champion will be zero and
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the small matter of who gets the lion's share of the two point five five million dollar prize fund market. well that is all the sport for now more in two hours time here on r.t. joining that. culture is that so much we're going to make it a lot of people if there isn't a burger what is happening in here french voters appear to be moving to the left while priest is leaning hard to the right but is causing the collapse of the political scene. height fifty two meters. weight more than eight thousand
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